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3rd August, 2022 EXTRA TOPIC OF THE DAY

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In News

  • US President Joe Biden has confirmed that a US drone missile strike had killed Al Qaeda chief ‘Ayman al Zawahiri’.
  • He was the chief plotter of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the US.
    • The President has also informed that no casualties among the civilians happened in the attack.

Hellfire R9X Missile

  • Hellfire R9X missile is a modified version of the Hellfire missile.
    • The Hellfire missile was an anti-tank weapon developed in the 1980s and was later modified many times to target individuals.
  • The missile can shoot more than 100 pounds of metal in order to kill its target, be it a car or building.
    • The most lethal aspect of the R9X is its 6 long blades that can shred anything in its tracks.
  • The Hellfire R9X missile was developed to minimize civilian deaths and developed during President Barack Obama.


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